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Scootering August 2017

The UK's biggest and best scootering magazine - with over 130 pages containing some of the best examples of customised and restored Lambretta and Vespa scooters in the world, new scooter reviews and test rides, events/ rallies/ show reports, and the massive 48-page pull-out Scooter Trader section - the best place to buy & sell scooters, spare parts and memorabilia! Each month Scootering also has a large Music section with reviews, band news, interviews and event exclusives. It also regularly raids the archives to bring you best scooter stories and pictures from yesteryear, from Maico to Heinkel, Lambretta to Triumph! With the best classified ads in the business, the very latest news (often before anyone else in the UK!), it's a must read for every scooterist of all ages

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United Kingdom
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English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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2 min.
welcome to the august edition of scootering

Inearly fell off my chair when I read a quote in one of this month’s articles: “You can dislike one of my works from across the car park.” You’ll discover it for yourself in due course but I can honestly say I found the good humour and thorough honesty of that pragmatic comment very refreshing, with all hint of ego left firmly at the door. Bravo, sir. Following on from that gem, another quote which caught my eye this month was from our very own Stan, in relation to his ‘doing the double’ at the Lambretta 70th celebrations over in Italy. It was as follows: “There was understandable anger when two ‘competing’ events were announced, but in hindsight it may have been for the best. I didn’t see any unhappy faces…

1 min.
scootering was brought to you with the help of. . .

Sarge With over four decades of riding, rally-going and competing on both Lambretta and Vespa scooters under his belt, he’s still going strong. A key player in the Scootering editorial team since the 80s. Top DJ to boot. Nik Skeat Vespa P-range obsessive, well-travelled rally rider since the 80s, and founder of the once notorious Scooterboy World online forum. He’s also a brilliant beer-brewing bearded Scootering feature writer. Big Stan 80s scooterboy turned long distance rider. Be it local, national or international, he’ll ride anywhere in his quest to bring you the tastiest scooters, best roads, trade interviews and hidden gems. Stuart Owen Life member of the LCGB, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, racer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Darrell Taylor Two-stroke tuning guru, scooter…

8 min.
london-milan record smashed by 1 hour 33 minutes!

Setting the scene The first London to Milan by Lambretta timed record was set in 1960 when Lambretta Concessionaires in Britain sent rider Harold Rowell to the Innocenti factory for the launch of Lambretta’s Series 2 Li range as a publicity stunt. The ride would be in two legs: London to the Channel Ports, and then from there to Italy. The time in between wasn’t counted. Various companies operated air ferries across the Channel in the 60s and that’s how Rowell crossed. His riding time was a very credible 22 hours 42 minutes and no doubt his sponsor, Castrol, was very pleased with the resulting publicity. Then in ’65 a TV200 ridden alternately by Ian Speller and Bob Webb did the trip in 19 hours 35 minutes with Filtrate Oils as the sponsor,…

2 min.
new items from readspeed

The very nice chaps at Readspeed have been busy in their workshops, using the old grey matter to bring clever new products to market. Below is just a taster of a handful of the items, which we will also be putting to the test in the Scootering workshop to see what we make of them ourselves… keep an eye out for that in coming editions. These bits aside, there are rumours of some rather exciting cylinder kits and performance packages for both the Scomadi and the new Lambretta V-Special… but we can’t say too much on those bits just now; all will be revealed in due course! In the meantime, here are the latest items out of the stable. For more info visit: www.readspeedscooters.com or 01299 828037 HERMES: 4-STAGE CDI Readspeed’s new…

4 min.
how much?!

The issue of scooter sales prices seems to have engaged both the ‘against camp’ – who are furious at what they see as outrageous valuations, as well as the ‘for camp’ – who think this is fine and acceptable. Who is to blame though? Sellers asking inflated prices or buyers who are willing to pay over the odds? The reality is there are several reasons for either a surge or a decline in market values. Obviously prices are strong at the moment, but what is fuelling it and how long will it last? Back in 1999 I sold an original condition SX200 for £3000. Today, that price would seem like a bargain… but at the time comments were made to the effect that I was pricing owners out of the market.…

5 min.
aces high gatch’s finest hour?

Taking flight “Like many kids I grew up making Airfix models and reading The Victor,” said David. “As I grew up this turned into a genuine admiration for ‘The Few’ who had fought in the Battle of Britain. When I decided to produce a full blown custom scooter it was the only theme that interested me.” When David started to look for an artist to turn his ideas into reality two things became obvious very quickly. “Finding a new angle on the RAF theme was difficult, I didn’t want to duplicate what had been done previously,” explained David, “also the prices I was quoted were eye-watering, I knew I’d have to pay but I also wanted to ride the scooter when it was finished.” At this point David was pointed in the direction…